Spirit of Indigenous People Festival June 9, Georgetown Carnival June 9, Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival, June 8-10.

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Weekend Highlight

This weekend, an array of activities await: Spirit of Indigenous People festival and Georgetown Carnival, both in Seattle Saturday, June 9, and Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival, Friday through Sunday, June 8-10, in Everett.

Native American communities across the country celebrate traditional and contemporary culture at the Spirit of Indigenous People festival on Saturday, June 9, at Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre. The day features entertainment on two stages, art demonstrations, a canoe exhibit, a Native Art Mart and food vendors. Performers include Native American Music Award (NAMA) winner Rona Yellow Robe; and Cody Blackbird Band, which combines traditional Native American flute music with blues and rock, and were named 2017 NAMA Group of the Year. Lummi Youth Canoe Group will contribute dance, storytelling, singing and drumming.

Also on Saturday, Seattle’s historic, creative Georgetown neighborhood hosts the Georgetown Carnival, with art, vendors, carnival games, food trucks, music, beer and wine gardens, and Power Tool Drag Races. Four performance stages, the Trailer Park Mall and other venues will fill several blocks of Airport Way South. Local business will also host events.

Meanwhile, from Friday through Sunday, Legion Park will host the Sorticulture Arts Festival, bringing in plants from specialty nurseries and garden art by dozens of artists. The popular annual event also includes display gardens, speakers, a food court, a wine and beer garden, music and kids activities. On-site parking is by ADA-accessible permit only; off-site parking is available at Everett Community College, with shuttle service to and from the park. Since plants and garden art can be heavy, temporary storage will be available at a package pickup zone.


Spirit of Indigenous People

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9

Location: Seattle Center Armory and Amphitheater, Seattle

More info: 206-684-7200 or sihb.org/spirit-indigenous-people

Georgetown Carnival

Time: noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9

Location: Georgetown historic business district, Airport Way South, Seattle

More info: georgetownmerchants.org/georgetown-carnival.htm

Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival

Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 8-10

Location: Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett

More info: everettwa.gov/823/Sorticulture-Garden-Arts-Festival